Paleo Pavlova

Mmmmmmm dessert…it’s something I haven’t really focused on because I don’t eat it very often.  However, the abundance of ripe fruit has inspired me to make a little “something” to enjoy every now and then.  We picked up 3 pints of incredible strawberries at the farmer’s market here on Saturday and they were so ripe they needed to be consumed ASAP.  I also had a couple of egg whites hanging out in the fridge after I had stolen the yolks to make some homemade mayonnaise earlier in the week.  So I decided to crack a few more eggs and make a Strawberry Pavlova on Sunday.  While it took about an hour to bake, it was very easy to assemble and it is the first fruit-based dessert I have ever been able to get my teenagers to eat!

3/4 c egg whites

3 + 1 t sweetener of choice (I used date sugar this time)

1 c heavy cream

1/2 t vanilla extract

2 pints strawberries, sliced

  • preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • whip egg whites and 3 t sweetener until stiff
  • form into desired shape on oiled parchment paper on a baking sheet (I did a disk with a hollowed out center for the whipped cream)
  • bake for 30 minutes; lower temperature to 250 and bake for 30 more minutes
  • allow meringue to cool
  • whip cream and remaining sweetener along with vanilla
  • spread the cream in the center of the meringue and top with strawberries

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